What's Trending 1/12/21: Taylor Swift Ties Michael Jackson, Ken Jennings Debuts As Jeopardy Guest Host With Heartfelt Greeting

Also Trending: Concerts, Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles

January 12, 2021
Taylor Swift
  • #TaylorSwift
    • She is now tied with Michael Jackson for total weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
    • Thanks to her recent album “Evermore” and her other eight chart-topping albums, she now has a total of 51 weeks in the top spot, which puts her alongside MJ for the fourth-most weeks at number one.
    • Ahead of them are Garth Brooks with 52 weeks at number one, Elvis Presley with 67 and The Beatles with an impressive 132 weeks.
  • #KenJennings
    • The former Jeopardy! Champion was the first guest host last night.
    • It was clear that it was emotional night as he struggled to hold back tears as he spoke of the late host Alex Trebek.
    • The episode was filmed just 10 days after his passing and included a montage of Trebek’s greatest moments over the years.
    • Ken Jennings has served as a consulting producer for the show this season which has him presenting special video categories and assisting with contestants and other aspects of the show.
    • Katie Couric will take over the guest hosting duties next week.
  • #Concerts
    • Will we be back at them this year? According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, we will “if everything goes right.”
    • At a conference held by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, the doctor said that if 70-85% of the American population is able to get vaccinated by early-to-mid Fall 2021, then he feels “you can have people feeling safe performing onstage as well as people in the audience.”
    • He did stress the importance of venues and theaters ensuring that they have good ventilations systems and proper air filters so that they can get back to hosting events and screenings at full capacity.
  • #FruityPebbles #CocoaPebbles
    • Why did it take until 2021 to turn the best cereals into ice creams?
    • The Instagram food account called Candy Hunting just found two new ice creams on sale: Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles Ice creams.

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    • The Fruity Pebbles flavor has fruity cereal milk light ice cream, candy bits and a fruity swirl.
    • The Cocoa Pebbles flavor has cereal milk and chocolate light ice cream with chocolatey bits.
    • They say the flavors are now available on Instacart.